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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Mancel Willmot (1855-1934)

Architect.

Born at York, Ontario on 3 April 1855, son of Edward Willmot and Eliza Lancworthy, he worked as an architect at Toronto before moving to Winnipeg around 1880. He partnered with George W. Stewart in an architectural practice and was involved in the construction of numerous buildings during the Winnipeg land boom of 1881-1882. He died at York, Ontario on 12 November 1934 and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Palace Hotel

Notre Dame Avenue opposite Albert Street, Winnipeg

1881

 

Fairbanks House

Roseau Street, Emerson

1881

 

Fairbanks Block

Main Street, Winnipeg

?

 

Stobart Block

Portage Avenue at Smith Street, Winnipeg

1881-1882

 

Anglican Church of the Ascension

Second Street West, Stonewall

1882

 

Fortune Block

232 Main Street, Winnipeg

1882

 

Swiss Building

137 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg

1882

 

Macdonald Block

226 Main Street, Winnipeg

1883

 

Sources:

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

Winnipeg Buildings Index.

Mancel Willmot, Find A Grave.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 May 2020

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